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dresses

noun
plural of dress

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1 a garment with a joined blouse and skirt usually worn by a woman or girl
  • what a lovely dress you're wearing today!

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2 clothing chosen as appropriate for a specific situation
  • a bagpiper in full Scottish Highlander dress

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3 the outward form of someone or something especially as indicative of a quality
  • another version of the Cinderella story but in modern-romance dress

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dresses

verb
present tense third-person singular of dress

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1 to cover with a bandage
  • first wash and then dress the wound

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  • unbandages
3 to make smooth or glossy usually by repeatedly applying surface pressure
  • dress the granite block to be used as the headstone on all four sides

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4 to outfit with clothes and especially fine or special clothes
  • dressed the young girl in satin and lace

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5 to put on one's best or formal clothes
  • we don't usually dress for dinner

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6 to look after or assist the growth of by labor and care
  • dress the beans by applying fertilizer once a week

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